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Urban Sprawl Records

Urban Sprawl Records is an amalgam of free and independent music, offered in cooperation with a variety of artists and noisemakers. In early 2007 we made the announcement that we have officially shutdown. We will keep all of our releases on this site.

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Ritorno a casa in un pomeriggio estivo is a collection of melodic rock music from Italy. 1984 is a very talented one man band who obviously put a lot of work into this release. Most of the songs are instrumental, drawing on a number of rock influences, and each matches to the overall sound of 1984s vision. A very solid release brought to you by Urban Sprawl.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Indie
Urban Sprawl Records
by MonoCulture
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"The Animal Economy" is MonoCulture's third official album. It was created during and directly after a study abroad trip, in the latter half of 2005. Sound sources were drawn from countless hours of field recordings harvested in Hiroshima, and from a stack of cheap vinyl purchased at a crusty thrift store in Phoenix, Arizona. On this release, MonoCulture veers away from IDM, into the genre of instrumental HipHop. The result is a rhythmic chopshop of drums stolen from bad Christian...
( 2 reviews )
Topic: IDM
Urban Sprawl Records
by MonoCulture
27,600
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Tape recorders, found sounds, cheap amps, and sampled instruments. Granular clouds bathed in tonal streams. Catharsis composed during a bout of neurosis. All tracks were produced through various means between 2003 and 2004 by Nick Eymann. The ending bits on tracks 6 and 9 were written and recorded by Teague Cullen. Thank you for listening.
Topic: Ambient
Urban Sprawl Records
by Pro Audio
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From Splendid Magazine: "Indie-pop is often best at its most eclectic. Saturday We're Even goes from excellent video game score to offbeat Broadway soundtrack, to loose country groove, to campfire song, to sludge, to loose, jovial pop-rock. The unifying element in this hodge-podge of stylistic pastiche and homage is a gleeful willingness to be a little strange, a little geeky and a lot smart."
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Indie
Urban Sprawl Records
by Various USR Artists
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Just Be Yourself! Urban Sprawl Records proudly presents its first ever compilation. What began as just a twinkle in the eye of its creators, USR now sports a healthy roster of diversely talented artists from all over the world. From the beginning, we didn't want to restrict ourselves to any one genre. We wanted to promote free music of all varieties: ambient, Hip Hop, Indie, IDM, and more. Notwithstanding the electronic music bias of its main content manager (MonoCulture), I'd like to think...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: IDM, Indie, Hip-Hop, Ambient
Urban Sprawl Records
by Abraham Lincoln
21,611
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Recording under the guise of a dead president, East coast artist Abraham Lincoln bursts onto UrbanSprawl with an impressive self-produced album. While his sound veers towards the Definitive Jux school of underground hip-hop, he maintains a style all to his own. Combining a truly skilled lyrical flow with everything from 70s soul to Super Nintendo, Mr. Lincoln has created a release which will have us all on the edge of our seats to see what he comes up with next.
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Hip-Hop
Urban Sprawl Records
by CellarDoor
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Melodic clicks and cuts from Russia. Experimental-though-funky clicks coexist alongside ambient soundscapes and melodic synth lines. The highs are high and the lows are low. More weirdly endearing music from Urban Sprawl Records.
( 2 reviews )
Topic: IDM
Urban Sprawl Records
by Massju
10,059
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"This is how I felt that day. A lighthouse and a bird, mere a pathetic light. We are Massju, this is our sound. An engine standing still. Thanks to Dorothea." --- Massju
Topic: IDM
Urban Sprawl Records
by Teague Cullen
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Teague Cullen releases his first full length album on Urban Sprawl. "Cat Eating Cricket," is a stylistic hodgepodge of Indie rock, folk, and even a little ragtime jazz. Mr. Cullen has also added a new element to the mix: his voice. Though a vast expanse of time has passed since his last release, Cullen was working hard on perfecting his sound and musical intent. Through the magic of multi-tracking, Cullen has harnessed his extensive home studio to create a work of great nuance and...
Topic: Indie
Urban Sprawl Records
by MonoCulture
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Monoculture sends forth his 7th release "A Remarkable Apparatus," on Urban Sprawl Records. 5 new slices of modern IDM, akin to the frenetic work on his last album. Saccharine sweet melodies accompanied by hip-hop percussion.
Topic: IDM
Urban Sprawl Records
by Dysmusax
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Deep beats from the Czech Republic. Dysmusax releases this 6 track EP for Urban Sprawl, offering a wicked mix of bass and rhythm for your listening pleasure. Ambient soundscapes, smooth melodies, and addictive drum patterns come together to make some damn fine music.
( 1 reviews )
Topic: IDM
Urban Sprawl Records
by Line Noise
5,160
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Urban Sprawl presents an EP from the artist Line Noise. A glorious 25 minutes of shifting melodies and rhythms. Please enjoy.
Topic: IDM
Urban Sprawl Records
by Winterstrand
4,435
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Winterstrand is composed of three brothers, born in southern Austria, who have been tinkering with sound for many years. Their last release was on the lovely Kikapu netlabel, and was filled with ambience and chilled out melodies. Gracing Urban Sprawl with "Losma Pástschu," the brothers Winterstrand have used the same elements (tape deck samples, catchy synth melodies, atmospherics) and have added some new elements: drum breaks, and elevated BPM. This is one of the best net releases...
Topic: IDM
Urban Sprawl Records
by Teague Cullen
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Teague Cullen releases his second EP after a laborious process of recording, sorting, and discarding. Influenced by the Beatles, Elliot Smith, and less standard hipster fare, he continues to battle against the grim work-a-day reality so common in modern life. Fight on Teague Cullen, fight on.
Topic: Indie
Urban Sprawl Records
by Teague Cullen
2,389
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Card carrying indie kid Teague Cullen releases his first set of instrumental jams on Urban Sprawl. A perfectionist to the max, Wire and Glass was the culmination of many months of tinkering and slaving over cheap mics and unstable computers. May his brilliance someday shine at more regular intervals.
Topic: Indie
Urban Sprawl Records
by Monochromatic Strata
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Eric Stobie offers his second release on urban sprawl, under the new alias 'Monochromatic Strata.' This time around, we have songs that are comprised of almost purely ambient drones; field recordings drenched in DSP to create swirling backgrounds of sound, sometimes eerie, sometimes soothing. You will also notice that this release is accompanied by four dazzling artistic representations of his sound.
Topic: Ambient
Urban Sprawl Records
by The Lee of The Stone
1,137
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The Lee of Stone returns! This release is along the same lines as Anticrepuscular Rays, exploring the same hazy drones and ethereal soundscapes. However, Amygdala is definitely an evolution over Stobies previous output. It is more condensed, more tonal, and undercut with a sense of foreboding almost akin to an Angelo Badalamenti soundtrack. Lee of Stone and Urban Sprawl welcome you to bask in this shadowy world of sound.
Topic: Ambient
Urban Sprawl Records
by Monochromatic Strata
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Monochromatic Strata releases his latest EP on Urban Sprawl. More of the same foggy territory explored. Interesting, nuanced atmospheres at work here; lots of room for interpritation and repeated listenings.
Topic: Ambient
Urban Sprawl Records
by Okemyshi
751
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More sounds from the Czech republic, this time from the very talented Okemyshi. Ottomuff EP is split between two tracks of strange ambient experimentalism, and two tracks of booty shaking jungle beats. Interesting and eclectic release from the mind of Okemyshi. Enjoy!
Topic: IDM
Urban Sprawl Records
by The Lee of the Stone
498
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Topic: Ambient
Urban Sprawl Records
by Brian Science
476
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Melodic IDM is alive and well with this release by Brian Science. After years of tireless experimentation, he has graced Urban Sprawl with his debut release. Armed with MAX/MSP and a head full of good ideas, Mr. Science has created 4 memorable slices of modern IDM. Let Plastic Prison find a happy home on your hard drive.
Topic: IDM